Ready For Anything Now Survival Skills


 


5 Steps to Avoid a Snake Bite
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4. Always remember, snakes can climb

Snakes are good climbers. Some snakes prefer to spend much of their time in the trees hunting birds and tree frogs. Some of these snakes if unseen could strike from low hanging branches, tree trunks or from bushes where they are hunting. In various parts of the world this is a common occurrence. Snakes sometimes gain access to structures by climbing foliage on the outside of the building and entering through small openings, even if all openings around pipes or other points of entry are sealed near the ground. The best way to stop snakes from entering a building is to keep the doors closed, seal all openings around pipes or other entrances with caulking, get rid of any rodents, rodents attract snakes who are just doing their job in nature.

Be alert to snakes in trees and bushes, especially in or near the Jungle, Swampy Areas or near water.
Be alert to rafters, shower rods and other overhead areas or open ceilings when in a snake prone area.

5. Don't Forget Snakes Can Swim

Many snakes are good swimmers, though most snake encounters are not dangerous, some are very venomous and cause dangerous bites every year, such as the Water Moccasin pictured to the left.
Sea snakes may spend their complete existence in the water and are very venomous, though they rarely bite humans.
Don't put your hands or feet in holes or around logs in water the water.
Be alert to snakes laying at the edge of streams, lakes or creeks, in the water, or near  the water.

Snakes Are Found In Strange Places


Yard ponds can sometimes attract snakes and other wildlife, especially if it is dry.

 


Snakes sometimes invade toilets especially at campgrounds and other open "accommodations"

 

 



This Brown Tree snake is obviously a good climber.


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